Another month and a completely different hemisphere and ocean all together!!!

I was fortunate to have the Tradition back home at the Gold Coast City Marina, where she spends the off season, a couple of days before Christmas.

We fortunately missed the January storms around Brisbane that took so many lives, and then followed up in North Queensland later that month and early February saw 2 cyclones hit in the space of a week. The second a major Category 5 storm that devastated small coastal towns south of Cairns. Cairns and Townsville saw some minor damage and flooding, and most of the Cairns fleet of gameboats and motherships fared well.

Whilst all this was going on I was making our 2010 Cairns dvd and finalizing my off season plans.

The dvd is finished and if you would like a copy please send me an email with your address and I will get that taken care of.

In the meantime I have flown to Florida for a quick 3 day visit and am now down in Puerto Rico running the 61 Garlington “Ambush” until it is time to head home for the Cairns season.

The “Ambush” and its mothership the 124′ “Olga” are heading down to the British Virgin Islands, St Martin, St Lucia and all the way down to Grenada, before return to the BVI for the blue marlin season. Our trip will consist of fishing , diving, exploring and having fun all through the Carribean.

If you are interested in joining me on the “Ambush”, or a get together with friends on both boats please let me know, we are also available for the St Thomas moons.

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Our 2011 Cairns season is shaping up nicely with all our regular clients coming back in force this year, which has filled most of the season already. If you are thinking about coming this year, please email me and I can let you know about the possible dates to suit your schedule. We have lots of mothershipping this season as well as some of our favorite liveaboard clients back for some more great fishing this year.

Off the the BVI’s tomorrow for a week then further south.

Capt Tim Richardson
www.traditioncharters.com
Tim@TraditionCharters.com